Why Did So Many Russian Drivers Get Such Great Meteor Videos?
The videos from Russia today of a meteor roaring over the Ural Mountains are amazing.
They also raise a question: Why do so many Russian drivers have dashcams?
"Many Russian drivers install and run dashboard cameras constantly to capture evidence in the case of accidents or scams involving pedestrians purposely getting hit. The cameras have long provided a steady stream of YouTube hits, which are now commonly combined into compilations."
Fair warning if you watch any of those compilations: there are some scary moments; so consider carefully whether you really want to click "play."
Here's one short video of a frightening accident — but one in which no one appears to be seriously injured.
And this video shows "why it's good to have a dash camera" when there are scam artists around.